Cochylis roseana

Alternative names
Rosy Conch

Wingspan 10 to17 mm. The pink suffusion on the forewing varies in intensity, and can be inconspicuous.

Identification difficulty

On sites where Teasel grows plentifully.

When to see it

It flies late May until August.

Life History

The larva lives August - May in a silk tunnel bored through the sides of several teasel seeds, on which it feeds.

UK Status

It is locally common in southern England, but further north in Cheshire and Lancashire it is quite scarce. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as local.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent but not common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant)

49.134 BF962

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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